Stephen Michael Lynch, 54, a lifelong resident of Scarsdale, died on July 13. He was born in the Bronx on July 20, 1964 to Mary A. Lynch (nee McLoughlin), now of Scarsdale and St. Petersburg, Florida, and the late Peter J. Lynch.
Mr. Lynch moved to Scarsdale in 1967 and attended Scarsdale schools, graduating in 1983 from Scarsdale High School. He graduated with an honors degree in political science from Villanova University in 1987. He earned an MBA in finance in 1993 from the Cornell University Johnson School of Business. Mr. Lynch, an avid follower of the stock market, who first invested in penny stocks at age 13, formerly worked for JP Morgan Bank and was a private investor at the time of his death. His nieces and nephews said he encouraged them to be financially responsible.
Loved ones remembered Mr. Lynch’s “big, welcoming grin, his laugh, his intelligence and his ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.” They said, “His intellect, curiosity and love for reading made him a great conversationalist and a natural teacher … He will be remembered for his gentle nature, loving kindness and abundant generosity.”
Mr. Lynch was especially interested in history and politics and worked for numerous years as an election inspector in Scarsdale. He enjoyed gardening, the natural beauty of Alaska and Switzerland, and was a lifelong defender of environmental causes.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lynch is survived by his two sisters, Kathleen Lynch Cartine of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Julie Lynch Bridson of Oxford, England, brothers-in-law Gregory Cartine and Martin Bridson, and seven nephews and nieces, Eamon, Peter, Kevin and Julie Ann Cartine; and Siobhan, James and Ewan Bridson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Road, and a burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.